Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Services

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Independent funeral service in Stowmarket serving bereaved families with a caring, personal and professional service.

Latest Verified Reviews

Howard Cracknell 26th Aug 2019

Very professional, caring, and thorough service, from the time of taking out the funeral plan 3 years ago, to carrying out the funeral.

Sarah Watson 12th Aug 2019

I used Andrew Bingham funeral services for my Dads funeral. I explained what the budget was and that I could not exceed and Andrew went out of his way to cater for that, he listened and made me feel like i was the most important person in the room. The day went without any problems and Andrew stayed till we all left for the wake. I would recommend anyone that needs help at one of the hardest times of your life to use Andrew, he is a very helpful & humble man who really made the funeral arrangements very easy.

Susan Sparkes 6th Aug 2019

Andrew Bingham, his wife and team could not have guided us through such a difficult time with more grace and professionalism. We were left feeling as though our father was the only one in their superb care. This excellence continued throughout the funeral and we have nothing but gratitude.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
The Nutshell, Milton Rd South
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 1EZ

About Us

Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service was established in 2006 and is run by husband and wife team Andrew and Heidi, who are well established in the local Stowmarket community. They pride themselves on offering a caring, personal and professional service.

Andrew is a qualified embalmer and they are members of The Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and The British Institute of Embalmers (BIE).

Whether your loved one wanted a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary celebration of life, Andrew Bingham Independent funeral service can help you plan the perfect farewell. You can choose from a range of coffins, including traditional hardwood, cardboard and bespoke designs as well as an extensive range of eco-friendly coffins and caskets.

They also have a modern Mercedes ‘E’ Class hearse and a fleet of limousines, along with a Citroen Spacetourer removal vehicle which are all meticulously maintained. All of their drivers are I.A.M. (Institute of Advanced Motorists) trained.

If you are looking for something special for your loved one’s funeral, they can also organise bespoke transport such as a horse-drawn hearse, motorbike hearse, vintage lorry, VW campervan, Land Rover hearse or tractor.

Their Stowmarket funeral home is conveniently situated in the heart of Stowmarket Town Centre, adjacent to Stowmarket Registrars Office and has a private chapel of rest, which has a peaceful atmosphere and is non-denominational so it can accommodate for any faith. It also offers free parking for their clients.

Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with a 24-hour telephone service. Call now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Annie 'Anne'   Cammell

Annie 'Anne' Cammell

Nov 1924 - Jul 2021

Stephen   Macfarlane

Stephen Macfarlane

Mar 1950 - Jul 2021

Michael   Croston

Michael Croston

Dec 1947 - Jul 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Howard Cracknell 26th Aug 2019

    Very professional, caring, and thorough service, from the time of taking out the funeral plan 3 years ago, to carrying out the funeral.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr Cracknell, thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely words it it most appreciated Regards Andrew
  • 5 Sarah Watson 12th Aug 2019

    I used Andrew Bingham funeral services for my Dads funeral. I explained what the budget was and that I could not exceed and Andrew went out of his way to cater for that, he listened and made me feel like i was the most important person in the room. The day went without any problems and Andrew stayed till we all left for the wake. I would recommend anyone that needs help at one of the hardest times of your life to use Andrew, he is a very helpful & humble man who really made the funeral arrangements very easy.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Sarah thank you, you are most welcome, i am really pleased that everything was carried out as you wished Regards Andrew
  • 5 Susan Sparkes 6th Aug 2019

    Andrew Bingham, his wife and team could not have guided us through such a difficult time with more grace and professionalism. We were left feeling as though our father was the only one in their superb care. This excellence continued throughout the funeral and we have nothing but gratitude.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Susan Thank you for your lovely comments, it is a privilege to help and you are most welcome Regards Andrew
  • 5 Cathryn Wells 29th Jul 2019

    They made everything seem so easy at what is obviously a difficult time. I felt that I was being treated as an individual and they were excellent at listening and responding to my requirements. I would definitely recommend them to other people.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mrs Wells thank you,it is a privilege to help Regards Andrew
  • 5 Irene Dickinson 25th Jul 2019

    The service we received for Tim`s funeral was outstanding every thing was perfect.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mrs Dickinson thank you for your kind words it is very much appreciated Regards Andrew
  • 5 Jane Cant 9th Jul 2019

    Totally professional in all aspects and an extremely caring approach at all times, any issues resolved promptly , thoroughly recommend Andrew Bingham

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Jane and family thank you for your kind words it is an honour to help Regards Andrew, Heidi and Team
  • 5 David Cowle 8th Jul 2019

    Andrew Bingham were superb we can not praise them highly enough - everything was sorted out for us with the minimum of fuss and with great sensitivity Thank you so much for all your help

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Thank you so much for the lovely review, it is very much appreciated and you are most welcome Kind Regards Andrew and team
  • 5 Margaret Armstrong 28th Jun 2019

    Everything was very organised and professional 

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Manning, thank you for leaving your kind review, i am very pleased that everything was carried out as you wished Regards Andrew and colleagues
  • 5 Carolyn Sawyer-Fergusson 27th Jun 2019

    We wanted to use a local independent funeral director; Andrew Bingham and his staff were excellent. They guided us through a very difficult time, were professional yet showed empathy and caring. Their premises are dignified and calming and from our first meeting with Andrew, we knew we were in good hands.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Carolyn thank you for you kind review, it is such a privilege to help Andrew and Team
  • 5 Claire Thorpe 21st Jun 2019

    We are so lucky to have found Andrew and his team, they handled everything perfectly and helped in all respects.  There are no words to describe how amazing they all are and how they helped us through our darkest days. Thank you 

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Claire, thank you for the lovely review, very kind. Regards Andrew and Team
  • 5 Emma Woolnough 11th Jun 2019

    Exceptional service from start to finish, a very professional and compassionate service.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mrs James, we are all very pleased that everything was carried out as you wished Regards Andrew and team
  • 5 Katrina Crouch 10th Jun 2019

    The service could not be faulted. The staff were courteous and kind and treated Beth with the utmost respect. Luke had endless patience with me to get the service sheet just how I wanted it. I would have no hesitation in recommending Andrew Bingham for their warmth and real desire to provide the funeral that you really want.The flowers were superb.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Katrina, thank you for your lovely review, it was such a privilege to help Regards Andrew and team
  • 5 Veronica Hammond 13th May 2019

    From beginning to end, the guidance and support we received was fantastic.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr Hammond thank you very much for leaving a review, i am very pleased that we were of help Andrew and Team
  • 5 Steven Ruegg 4th May 2019

    very helpful

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Thank you for leaving a review, it is a privilege to help Andrew and Team
  • 5 Michael Pleasance 22nd Apr 2019

    So kind and compassionate, everything we had wished for mum on her final journey. Andrew Bingham and his staff dealt with a very sad time with so much dignity - a huge thank you to all. Susan Croft

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Fez and Susan Thank you for leaving a review, i am very pleased that everything went as well you wished for Regards Andrew
  • 5 John Stannard 21st Apr 2019

    Andrew and all who are involved with Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Services have given Jeffrey's family the very best attention at all times.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mr Stannard thank you for leaving a review, it is most appreciated Regards Andrew
  • 5 Susan Bennett 6th Apr 2019

    Andrew Bingham and his team were very caring and very supportive at this very stressful time, thank you for all your help.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Susan Thank you for leaving a review it was a privilege to help Regards Andrew
  • 5 Angela Coster 2nd Apr 2019

    Excellent professional service.  We were treated with empathy, respect and care at every stage.  Would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Andrew Bingham Funeral Services.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mrs Coster Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, i am pleased that everything was carried out as you wished. Regards Andrew
  • 5 Christine Green 1st Apr 2019

    Brilliant service as always 

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Christine Thank you for your review, it was a privilege to help you and your family again Andrew
  • 5 Barry Cutler 27th Mar 2019

    Andrew Bingham dealt sympathetically and sensitively with aspects of our Mother’s funeral. We would have no hesitation in recommending his service to others.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr Cutler thank you for your kind words it is a privilege to help Regards Andrew
  • 5 Linda Reynolds 10th Mar 2019

    I can’t thank Luke and the team at Andrew Bingham for their courteous, thoughtful and very professional services in leading me through a very difficult time. I recommend them with gratitude. 

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Reynolds thank you very much for your kind words it is most appreciated Andrew and the team
  • 5 Ann Verity 4th Mar 2019

    Everyone at Andrew Bingham's were very good and supportive to us all. Carol ,Doug and I were very glad we viewed John as he looked at peace and erased the memory of how awful he looked on the day he passed away. The funeral went very well and made the so much easier. Thank you

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mrs Verity, deciding whether to come to see a loved one in the chapel is such a difficult decision, i am so pleased that this was a positive experience Regards Andrew
  • 5 Ronald Cruickshanks 1st Mar 2019

    from first contact until now Andrew has shown utmost care and consideration at every stage. It was not the easiest of funerals to arrange as my wife wanted lots of hymns and as she was a priest there were many people wanting to assist with the tribute. His staff were smart and caring and carried out their duties with due reverence. The efforts made helped us to cope with the loss of my wife and many made the comment that it was a beautiful service. I could not fault it in any way.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Ron Your wife was a lovely lady and it was such a privilege to be of help Regards Andrew
  • 5 Patricia Gibbons 24th Feb 2019

    Andrew was very helpful and comforting to the whole family at a very sad and distressing time. Nothing is to much trouble and always available for advice can't thank them enough.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mr and Mrs Gibbons Thank you for leaving such kind words, a privilege to help Andrew
  • 5 Neil Brydon 23rd Feb 2019

    Dear Andrew and team, Thank you for the manner in which you looked after me and my family in the lead up to and during the funeral for my Dad, Bob. From the moment that I contacted you I felt confident that you would provide the level of service and care that I wanted. The speed with which you were able to respond helped me to deal with the situation and you were all sympathetic, accommodating and courteous throughout. This enabled me to give Dad the send off that he deserved. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to others. Neil

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Neil it is a privilege to help an i am pleased that you felt this way that your dad "got the send of he desrved". Regards Andrew

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

Read more: What are disbursements

How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
The Nutshell, Milton Rd South
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 1EZ

Latest Verified Reviews

Howard Cracknell 26th Aug 2019

Very professional, caring, and thorough service, from the time of taking out the funeral plan 3 years ago, to carrying out the funeral.

Sarah Watson 12th Aug 2019

I used Andrew Bingham funeral services for my Dads funeral. I explained what the budget was and that I could not exceed and Andrew went out of his way to cater for that, he listened and made me feel like i was the most important person in the room. The day went without any problems and Andrew stayed till we all left for the wake. I would recommend anyone that needs help at one of the hardest times of your life to use Andrew, he is a very helpful & humble man who really made the funeral arrangements very easy.

Susan Sparkes 6th Aug 2019

Andrew Bingham, his wife and team could not have guided us through such a difficult time with more grace and professionalism. We were left feeling as though our father was the only one in their superb care. This excellence continued throughout the funeral and we have nothing but gratitude.

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